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Surrey County Council propose 15% council tax rise


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3 hours ago, Errol said:

To be put to a referendum. Which presumably 80% will vote against.

It's not going to happen. Who the hell will vote for this?

People getting council tax benefit and council workers and people with council pensions,in my area over half the voters.The good thing is most wouldnt bother to vote,but it does show what happens when over half get free money.

0.25% interest rates,15% increases in costs,hmm

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On LBC tonight Clive Bull had a full hour discussing the 15% hike.

At no point (that i heard) did anyone suggest the use of all that unearned housing wealth coming first.

And then, quite fittingly, they had the Property Hour, where 25 year old London based wage slaves, ring in to find out how thay can bull-shyte their way in to a shared ownership leasehold rabbit hutch.

Its beyond ******ed. And im not sure the youngers really realise how much they are being played.

Theyll just be happy carpping against Brexit and Trump, yeah thatll do it....

Bell ends to the left and right.

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I am very disturbed by some of these ageist and incite full comments. 

some day you will be a wrinkly too. I think the website needs  to censor some of the comments. 

Social care includes disabled , those with learning difficulties as well as older people. Also young people who may be disabled for a while following an accident. 

it reflects the type of society we want to engender. One where the toughest win and the vulnerable are seen as a waste of resources. I personally want a society where all are accepted whatever. 

This polarisation is just what governments want and blames the vulnerable for the inequalities in society. Plus if people have money in houses, it's the bankers and governments that manipulated the housing situation. 

When the crash comes then maybe you can blame some other group. 

I have worked in social care for many years and if you met 'those' people you are criticising then your views may change. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Atma said:

I am very disturbed by some of these ageist and incite full comments. 

some day you will be a wrinkly too. I think the website needs  to censor some of the comments. 

Social care includes disabled , those with learning difficulties as well as older people. Also young people who may be disabled for a while following an accident. 

it reflects the type of society we want to engender. One where the toughest win and the vulnerable are seen as a waste of resources. I personally want a society where all are accepted whatever. 

This polarisation is just what governments want and blames the vulnerable for the inequalities in society. Plus if people have money in houses, it's the bankers and governments that manipulated the housing situation. 

When the crash comes then maybe you can blame some other group. 

I have worked in social care for many years and if you met 'those' people you are criticising then your views may change. 

 

 

 

If you're having a pop at me, i am talking about older people who reside in the wealthiest county in the country.

People who in all probability, have children who dont involve themselves in their parents care to any great extent.

But who will be there for the inheritance when the time comes. Having METICULOUSLY planned to cop as much of that unearned wealth as possible.

Im 50, my 83 year old dad lives with me, i gave up a more than decent number in London to come back to the shires to look after him and he doesnt have enough in the bank to worry about any local government thresholds, so i do it because i love the old man.

I hope that meets with your approval.

At no point am i levelling any of my ire towards the disabled. You are seeing what you want to see.

Comprende??

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2 hours ago, durhamborn said:

People getting council tax benefit and council workers and people with council pensions,in my area over half the voters.The good thing is most wouldnt bother to vote,but it does show what happens when over half get free money.

0.25% interest rates,15% increases in costs,hmm

Sky News had some slightly corpulent care home owner on saying how the increase was necessary because old age should be a golden age.

Also in the news, property developers says help to buy is essential because many young people can't afford homes.

 

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I don't understand why social care at end of life cannot be like student finance.  

1. Allow care homes to charge what they like, so there's no shortage of places.  

2. Make alternatives to council social care unobtainable and unsupportable. 

3. Government should  pay 100% of fees demanded by providers,   via an "OAP Loan" secured on property. 

4. Allow HMRC to seize  pensions, property and assets to finance care. 

5. Call it a " care tax" to make it sound progressive and caring.

6. Make people with houses in Scotland exempt from "care tax."

Problem solved. 

 

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27 minutes ago, 200p said:

A good care home costs £500 per week to live in, that's £26,000 for just one year.

All I could find for my mother was £1,100 a week. there was one at £750 but I couldn't have put her there.

Thankfully, she only needed 4 weeks.

 

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3 hours ago, LiveinHope said:

All I could find for my mother was £1,100 a week. there was one at £750 but I couldn't have put her there.

Thankfully, she only needed 4 weeks.

 

What a said state of affairs that society in the UK has got to the point when parasites are living off old/dying people.

People should be cared for, wither by families or the state,  parasites should be hung out to dry.

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